For prospective degree students

What is a degree student?

Degree students are students that stay at UGent for the entire study programme and after successful completion, receive a UGent diploma.

If you are only here for a limited amount of time and will obtain a diploma from your home university, you are an exchange student.

If you already are a registered Ghent University student, you can visit the webpage for current students for more information on course schedules, exam periods, track counselling, etc.

Our English programmes

Learn more about our faculty and our English programmes in the information brochure.

Preparatory programme

Master programmes

Subsequent master programmes


Diploma requirements

Candidates should have an academic bachelor's degree.

Language requirements

English at level B2 is required upon enrolment.


GMAT and/or GRE should be included in the application file. If you submit an application file without GMAT or GRE, you have significantly less chance of being admitted.

How to apply

In order to apply, you have to start up the online application procedure.

After completing the online application, you will be required to submit an application package (paper package) before the deadline.

Start the online application

Application deadline

Non-EEA students: before 1 March 2019

EEA students: before 1 June 2019

Tuition fees

Non-EEA students: €5524,30

EEA students: €922,30

Required initial competences

It is your own responsibility to meet the requirements regarding the initial competences by the start of the academic year.

If you have any doubts or questions about the requested initial competences, please do not hesitate to contact the professors. The professors' contact details can be found in the Course Catalogue.

Preparatory programmes

The courses in the preparatory programme are not introductory courses, they are more advanced courses with required initial competences. Therefore we advise you to check these initial competences in the course specifications, which can be consulted in the Course Catalogue.

In order to clarify the mathematical skills that are required, we provide you with exercises you have to be able to solve without too many difficulties. These exercises are only applicable to students who have to follow a preparatory programme and take one or both of the following courses:

  • Mathematics II (A) and Financial mathematics A (Preparatory programme in Business Economics)
  • Mathematics II (A) and Mathematics II (B) (Preparatory Programme in Business Engineering)

Master programmes

We advise you to check the initial competences in the course specifications, which can be consulted in the Course Catalogue.


All students of the master’s programmes Economics, Business Economics and Business Engineering have the opportunity to do an internship. More information about the internship can be found here.

Summer School BE Prepared

During summer, you can follow a preparatory programme in orde to refresh your general knowledge of Mathematics, Chemistry and/or Economics at the Faculty or Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University.

More information can be found on the website of the International Training Centre.

Practical information


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